Adventures in Music

September 14-16, 2018

Doubletree by Hilton

2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815


Mary Rhea

Host Chorus: Sacramento Valley

Pep Rally Producer: Bay Area Showcase Chorus

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AIM Registration

Register by 5PM, 9/3/2018 to get the early bird pricing! 


AIM Registration Fees
Type of Attendee Advance On-Site
Region 12 Adult Member $25.00 $30.00
Sweet Adeline Adult Member –Non Region 12 Member $30.00 $35.00
Non Sweet Adeline Member $50.00 $60.00
Youth (under 26 years of age). Both Region 12 and Non Region 12 Member $10.00 $10.00
Chaperones of youth attendees pay the adult fee only if they wish to attend any adult class. Registration fees are waived for music teachers and non-Sweet Adeline coaches accompanying their youth attendees.

IMPORTANT! New Format for AIM -- classes available on Friday, Saturday and all day Sunday! 


Fabulous Pep Rally Saturday evening featuring our St. Louis-bound, International competitors, Mission Valley Chorus, Pacific Empire Chours and Ditto Quartet!


New Registration procedureS --> select your Class Intentions when you register.  Leadership Forum Lunch signup is included On the AIM Registration form this year -- meaning YOu PAY FOR BOTH AT ONE TIME!!

Online Registration is now closed.  Register on site. 

Can't remember if you've registered or if you signed up for other AIM activities?   

Check your Registration Status here.

 AIM Schedule

While every attempt has been made to make sure all the information on the schedule is accurate, there still may be some last minute changes.  

Download your schedule here.  << updated 09/10/2018 


Friday night class Analyzing Power Tags 1

Friday night class Analyzing Power Tags 2

Friday night class: Play It Forward

Saturday class: The Pitch is Blown, Now What Note Do I Sing?

Saturday class: I'd Like to Buy a Vowel

Saturday class: Straighten Up and Breathe Right

Sunday class: Barbershop Chords 1

Sunday class: Barbershop Chords 2

Sunday class: Barbershop Chords 3

Sunday class: Barbershop Chords 4

Sunday class: Barbershop Chords 5

Sunday class: Membership & Recruitment 1

Sunday class: Membership & Recruitment 2

Sunday class: Membership & Recruitment 3

Sunday class: Membership & Recruitment 4

Sunday class: Membership & Recruitment 5

Sunday class: Fixing Problem Spots 1 (Arranging Music)

Sunday class: Fixing Problem Spots 2



The song for the LAW classes is My Romance. Remember to download both sheet music and learning tracks, then play them as often as you want from your own computer. 


To download the sheet music, log in to the Members Only page of the Regional website, and click Music --> Sheet Music. 


To download the learning tracks, log in to the Members Only page and click Music --> Audio. Scroll to the bottom of the selection box to find the part(s) you want.


Come with this song well learned, for maximum enjoyment!


Get the Tag book for SINGING throughout the weekend - print it and bring it. 




If you are planning to attend LAW classes at AIM, please let us know what levels you have attended before and/or voice part by filling out this form.




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Faculty Info 

Mary Rhea

Mary Rhea

Master Director, OK City Chorus

Certified Sound Judge

International Faculty Member

Baritone of 2010 Sweet Adelines International Quartet champions, Zing!


A "Ray" of Sunshine for September 2018 AIM

Mary Rhea is the Master Director of Oklahoma City Chorus, who will be competing in St. Louis in 2018. As a Certified Sound Judge, International Faculty member, and member of the International Board of Directors, and as the Baritone of 2010 International Quartet Champions Zing!, Mary is eminently qualified to bring great education and harmonizing to Region 12.


A physical therapist by training, she is recently retired and now able to devote more time to coaching, judging, and being an in-demand faculty member. She brings a special depth to vocal production education through her former vocation, and has a wonderful way with words. Teaching at past International events, she charmed audiences with her delightful warmth, wit, and wisdom.


Mary and her husband Russ are huge football fans (cheering for the Oklahoma Sooners) and have lived in Hayward and San Lorenzo as part of Russ' U.S. Navy career. We welcome Mary back to northern California!


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Hotel Reservations

Double Tree Hotel Sacramento

The Regional Management Team sends thanks to all who stay at the hotel. Fulfilling our room block commitment guarantees that we can use the hotel function space for free during that weekend!  The room rate is $104 plus taxes.   Room reservation deadline is 5PM, August 31st, 2018.

Reserve your room now!


If a member requires a handicap room, they are to call Stacy Reynolds at the phone number listed below.

Group Name:

Sweet Adelines International

Group Code:






Hotel Name:

Double Tree Hotel

Hotel Address:

2001 Point West Way


Sacramento, California



Phone Number:

(916) 929-8855


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Want a PVI?


Our Regional faculty provide no-charge coaching as a service to you, our members, at every AIM weekend! You can get 25 minutes as an individual (or 55 minutes as a quartet) of customized, individualized coaching in either vocal or visual elements of your performance.


PVIs (Personal Vocal Instruction) and quartet coaching time slots are booked on a first come, first served basis, so don’t wait! When all available time slots are full, we won’t be able to fill any more requests. No on-site registrations are accepted for PVIs or quartet coaching.


Please note that you cannot request a specific instructor – instructor availability varies throughout the weekend. If you want a PVI or quartet coaching with a specific Regional faculty, contact them separately for a time outside of an AIM weekend. The current Regional coaching faculty members and their areas of focus are listed here.


PVIs are full. 


Questions? Concerns? Contact the PVI Coordinator.


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